The PADI Rescue Diver Course is the turning point in your diver training when we turn your attention on how to prevent and handle diving emergencies. During the PADI Rescue Diver Course you will learn the difference between administering rescue skills and rescue management and how both roles play an important part to safer diving. Voted our student’s most favorite course program!


  • Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or the equivalent from another dive organisation.
  • Must have CPR certification, (PADI Emergency First Response certificate or equivalent level training)
  • Must be 12 years or older.
  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must be in good health (Divers with a history of medical illness must obtain a certificate from a doctor allowing them to dive.)


  • Day 1: 8 AM – 12 PM: Knowledge Reviews with 2 shore dives or 2 boat dives.
  • Day 2: 8 AM – 3 PM: Boat Day Trip 2 dives.
The remaining dive(s) can be done at night (shore) or next day on the boat (2 dives).

*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.

Medical Statement

Guests may check the Medical Statement here in advance. A doctors certificate is only required when:

* The candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement

Please go to this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.

What's Included...

  • PADI Certification Fees.
  • Marine Park Entrance Fees.
  • Return Transport from Jungle Divers to the Dive Boat.
  • Safety Gear: Whistle, UW Noise Maker and a Surface Marker Buoy.
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Certified Instructor.
  • Snacks & Drinks.
  • Lunch on the Boat for Day Trips.

What's not Included...

  • PADI Course Manuals.
  • Return Transportation from your Hotel to the Jungle Divers Dive Center.
  • Dock Fees if Picked Up at your Hotel's Pier.
  • Dive Equipment, Dive Computer and Wetsuits.
  • Towels (we rent towels)
  • Gratuities

The PADI Rescue Diver is over three  days.

Courses start any day.

The course is split into 3 parts: Classroom theory and video sessions Confined water rescue scenarios Open water rescue scenarios PADI Rescue Diver


Day 1 8 AM – 12 PM: Complete theory, 1 PM -4 PM: Confined water training

Day 2 7 AM – 12 PM: Complete confined water scenarios. Open Water scenarios conducted at the beach

Day 3 8 AM – 3 PM  : Open water rescue scenarios, two dives

Theory classes are conducted in our air-conditioned classroom.

Confined water rescue scenarios are conducted at the beach.

Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.

More Details

(Part 1): Theory and video sessions The theory and video sessions take place in our custom-built air conditioned classroom. There are 5 modules of theory and subsequently 5 videos for each module. Each PADI Rescue Diver video can take between 45 -60 minutes to watch. We recommend to watch the first of the PADI Rescue Diver videos in the evening  before the start of the course and in this way they can free up the workload for the following day. Each module is proceeded by a discussion with our PADI Instructor and the study sessions are checked with the use of pop quizzes, or multiple choice quizzes to help monitor the students progress and understanding of the material. The following day we shall start around 8 AM and complete the theory sessions.Did you know that you can complete the PADI Rescue Diver theory in advance by using PADI’s eLearning classes available at PADI’s website? Please see here for more information

(Part 2): Confined Water Training

Confined Water Rescue scenarios will be conducted from the beach Each skill is carefully explained by the diving instructor and then demonstrated by the instructor, so the student may feel confident that they can perform the skill themselves. Just like the theory and video sessions, there are 5 confined water training modules.

(Part 3): Open Water Dives

To perform open water rescue scenarios we shall make a dive to trip to the Cozumel Reefs. Between two fun dives various open water rescue scenarios will be conducted. You’ll have to be on your toes here because you never know when the scenarios may occur!. Each fun dive is approximately an hour long and there is a light lunch and refreshments provided between the dives. Academic Training Self rescue and diver stress Diving first Aid Emergency management Equipment considerations Water Skills Training Swimming & non swimming assists Panicked-diver responses Underwater problems Missing diver procedures Surfacing the unconscious diver In water artificial respiration Equipment removal during artificial respiration Egress and first aid for diving accidents Upon completion the student is presented with a temporary PADI Rescue Diver certificate while waiting for their main dive certificate card to arrive from PADI headquarters.


Must be over the age of 12 years old.
Must be healthy to dive
Must complete all sections of the course
Must a be certified Advanced Diver
Must be certified in medic first aid training. Please see the PADI Emergency First Response course